Fully convinced of the finished work of the Cross of Jesus that he endured for the Joy; we come to crucified, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, the life and Spirit of God, now in Spirit, and sent to those who belong to Jesus, to live, move and have our being in Spirit with Christ and Christ in us.
It is easy to be fully convinced when you experience the Love pouring into your heart from our God and Father through the Holy Spirit, after an encounter with the Living Jesus, experiencing the Holy Spirit and fire, being changed by seeing the glory, being transformed by the renewing Mind of Christ. Jesus said those who believe without seeing are blessed; take it by faith through grace and wait with eager expectation for the revealing of Christ by the Holy Spirit to those who ask and receive, believing you will see and be changed.
Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgement: sin is unbelief, we are made the righteousness of God in Christ; the ruler of this world is judged (John 16:8-11). We wake up and become aware of the thoughts we are thinking, affecting our feelings, actions and words. We become alert and attentive to our soul wounded from trauma, loss, or adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that darken and harden our heart and change the way we think, act, and choose from an orphan spirit. We stuffed all the pain and hurt of not getting needs met in childhood, because we did not know our Father. The separation from God changed the way we developed, into the image and likeness of the enemy of our soul.
We were unconscious to the reality that we were of Adamic nature with the father of lies, and didn’t know our Father, his Messiah, or Spirit. We only knew what we didn’t want; not knowing what we really needed: the saving, healing, delivering, freeing, and transformation possible by coming to Christ, dying to the past, letting the old remain buried with the last Adam outside the camp of Christ, the place of the skull, Golgotha, rising unveiled, resurrect into new life with Christ Heart, Mind, Will by the Holy Spirit.
“If any one is IN Christ, they are a new creature, the former things have passed away, behold, the new creation has come” 2 Cor 5:17
Salvation is the first step and you will go to heaven when you die; but God wants to bring heaven to you, to live in a NHONE in righteousness. All creation is travailing until Christ be formed in you.
Jesus told us Elijah not recognized, John the Baptist’s baptism, restored all things with water for repentance AND Jesus would baptize us with Holy Spirit and fire. THIS baptism is necessary to dissolve the old and form the NEW THING of God; a new heaven in Christ and Christ in you a new earth. In Christ we are no longer of this world, but of a NHONE. Through the trials by fire we receive the full effect: complete and lacking nothing. We ask for Wisdom from above; the double-minded receive nothing of God; eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil results in nothing but pain. Eating of the tree of life in Christ and Christ in you bears the fruit of the Spirit, fruits of righteousness and fruit of light.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I make the Way in the wilderness and the River in the desert…I give drink to my chosen people” Isaiah 43:18-19
“Come to Me and drink…out of your being will flow rivers of living water” ~Christ Jesus
“Behold, I make all things new” Revelation 21:5
Those with the Lamb are called and chosen and faithful. Many are called but few choose to follow Jesus to the Cross, leave the past, bury all things of Adam, resurrect with Christ to be led by the Spirit as sons.
The more people who carry the plans and purposes of God in Christ by the River of Spirit life, the more the Kingdom of God will multiply: righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory, are changed into Christ image and likeness from one degree of glory to another; for THIS comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” 2 Cor 3:16-18
The fire of God consumes the old mindset of fallen Adam yoked to the father of lies; the Holy Spirit forms the new mindset of Christ yoked to our God and Father of Glory. Then we “work out our own salvation with fear and trembling” work out what God worked in us by the Blood, Water, and Spirit, taking every thought captive to conform to Christ, “for God is at work in you, both to will and work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or complaining, that you may be blameless and innocent children of God without blemish, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, hold fast to the Word of Life” Philippians 2:12-16
“There is encouragement in Christ, an incentive of love, with PARTICIPATION in the Spirit…joy is complete in Christ and Christ in you: have the same Mind as Christ, same love, being in full accord and one mind with Christ. Have this mind among yourselves, which is in Christ Jesus…God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the Name that is above all names, that at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Take the New Name! be surnamed by God! be made new in Christ and Christ in you! be loved by our First Love and become love! be grown up into the Head from the imperishable seed of the Word, into the Vine tended by the Holy Spirit! be a part of the Vineyard of our Father as son and bride! sons inherit the Kingdom; brides have intimate relationship: the two become one new creature!
“Look out for the dogs, evil-workers, flesh mutilators; for we are the true circumcision who worship God IN SPIRIT, and glory in CHRIST JESUS…in order to GAIN CHRIST and be found IN HIM…through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God… to KNOW him and the power of resurrection…make it your own…do one thing…forgetting the past…press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God IN CHRIST…be mature minded and ask God to reveal what is not…hold true to what we have attained…Many live as enemies of the Cross of Christ…their minds are set on EARTHLY THINGS. But having the mind of Christ, set on heavenly things (a NHONE), our lowly body and soul and spirit are changed to be like Christ by the POWER that raised Jesus from the dead, the same Spirit sent to believers” Philippians 3:2-3, 8-9-21 paraphrase
Conquer UNBELIEF and rejoice! the Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but ask and receive, knowing you have been given EVERY good endowment and EVERY perfect gift coming down from the Father of lights, without variation or shadow of change, to make you a kind of first fruits creature. Give thanks and honor to God! ONLY YOU CAN STOP the will, plans and purposes of God by your free will. God wants sons and brides, not machines, robots or those who say the right words but do not have the Word of God in their HEART.
Use your God-given free will to come to Christ, repent, return to our God and Father as son, and receive the Holy Spirit and fire River to grow into a bride of the King of Glory, living with the Father of Glory now and forever and ever. Amen. Hallelujah!